It’s difficult to watch your best friend struggling. If only you could take the pain away… you would. The question is, would you still do it if it means putting an end to his or her life?
One of the hardest things about being a pet owner is the inevitability of having to let your pooch go one day. It is even more difficult to see him or her suffering and knowing that you cannot do anything to ease the pain.
The good news is that there is something you can do to free your dog from the pain. The bad news is that it involves letting him or her go… forever.
Euthanasia is derived from the Greek words “eu”, which means “well”, and “Thanatos”, which means death. Consequently, it’s the process of relieving one from extreme suffering by intentional death. This practice is ethical among animals, in particular for those with terminal illnesses.
Many dog owners do not want to put that “power” in the hands of other people even if they are veterinarians. Of course, you would probably want to be the one to send your dog to his or her last breath, making sure that he or she goes as peacefully as possible.
I am not sure if it counts as good news when it means having to say goodbye to your beloved four-legged friend… but there are ways on how to euthanize a dog at home without a vet.